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Cannes Festival 2016: the official poster revealed

from May 11 to 22, 2016


Rédigé par Saliha Hadj-Djilani translated by Joséphine Foucher le Jeudi 24 Mars 2016

The official poster of the 69th Cannes Festival, that will take place from May 11 to 22, 2016, and presided by the Australian film director George Miller, was created from photograms of the movie “Le Mépris” by Jean-Luc Godard.



Michel Piccoli, one of the actors from “Le Mépris” (of the English title “Contempt”) will open the 69th Cannes Festival.

The choice of alluding to the film “Le Mépris” through this new poster of the Cannes Festival is symbolic because this movie, that takes place on a film set, is considered by many as one of the most beautiful films ever directed with a cinemascope (the couple Piccoli/Bardot with Fritz Lang, the photography direction by Raoul Coutard, the music by Georges Delerue…) and it has left a mark on the history of cinema and Cinephilia.

“On the eve of its 70th anniversary, the choice of being represented by the emblem of this movie that is both a palimpsest and a manifesto, the Festival renews its founding commitment: paying tribute to creators, celebrating the history of cinema, and welcoming new ways of looking at the world.

With the image of a staircase ascending toward the infinite horizon of a projection screen,”
explain Hervé Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier who designed this poster of the 69th Cannes Festival.

The visual identity was created by Philippe Savoir (Filifox).

Practical Information

Cannes Tourism Office:
www.cannes-destination.fr

More information on tourism in the French Riviera:
www.cotedazur-tourisme.com

Getting to Cannes?

BY AIRPLANE

Located 27 km from the Nice Côte d’Azur airport, Cannes is accessible in less than 30 minutes. The Nice Côte d’Azur airport, a major entrance to Southern Europe, connects to 90 destinations through direct flights, and hosts close to 50 airline companies. www.nice.aeroport.fr

Shuttles make the trip between the airport and Cannes in around 45 minutes (through the highway):
Departure from the airport at 8am and 9am, then every 1/2 hour until 7pm then 8pm - (through the coastal road) then 8:35pm and 9:55pm.
Line 210 - One way ticket: €20 - Roundtrip ticket: €30
Phone: + 33 (0) 4 93 39 11 39
Toll-free: 0800 06 01 06
www.cg06.fr

The Cannes-Mandelieu airport receives tourism and business general aviation. The economic and touristic vitality of the region ranked Cannes-Mandelieu in second place of business aviation airports after Paris-Le Bourget. Located 15 minutes from the city-center of Cannes and the Festivals and Congress Palace of Cannes, the airport is the ideal tool to directly reach the city from major European cities.
www.cannes.aeroport.fr/

BY ROAD

Cannes is connected to major European cities. The city is linked by the A8 highway "La Provençale” (exit 42 Cannes La Bocca or Mougins/Cannes), from Aix en Provence in the West, until Italy in the East.

Here are some examples of distances in kilometers: Paris 950 km – Milan 320 km – Geneva 630 km – Barcelona 670 km – Rome 710 km - Munich 810 km – Brussels 1220 km – Amsterdam 1400 km.

The Napoleon Road (N85) that starts from Golfe Juan until Grenoble, retraces the historic path that Napoleon took when returning of the Island of Elba in 1815.

BY TRAIN

The city of Cannes is largely connected by the TGV, Train Corail, and Express Train that link it to all the French regions and Europe’s largest cities. This mode of transportation will give the opportunity of discovering spectacular landscapes along the coast at the foot of the Estérel mountain with its red and steep rock. www.idtgv.com ou www.voyages-sncf.com

Thello: new international railway connections France-Italy leaving from Cannes, without needing to change trains, to the Canne-Milan border, one train daily.
www.thello.com


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